Lincoln Square Kitchen Renovation

by Shera Nuss

An airy and light kitchen renovation

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could give your home a whole new character, imbue it with the essence of a place you love, near or far? That’s just what Kyle & Sophia had in mind for their home in Lincoln Square. After living for a while in California, the busy young professionals were inspired to bring some of that West Coast sensibility to their current home in NYC — a 685 sqft, 1-bedroom apartment overlooking the Lincoln Center. The homeowners were lucky to meet fellow California ex-pat, Sarah Zames of the firm General Assembly, who worked with them to re-imagine the cramped and outdated space. After nailing down new designs for the kitchen, master bath & powder room, Sarah suggested using Sweeten, a free service matching renovators with vetted general contractors, to find the right contractor for the job. After meeting their matches, the designer & homeowners chose to work a Sweeten general contractor. The renovated home is light, airy, & nature-inspired; it’s a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view!

lincoln square kitchen renovation

Before: The existing galley kitchen had little natural light & limited functionality, and the 1980’s aesthetic was ready for a full update.

lincoln square kitchen renovation

The Ecostruct team was able to complete the renovation on a tight timeline between Thanksgiving & New Year’s. Here, during construction, the kitchen has been gutted and Jon’s team has framed out a soffit to enclose the new electrical components.

lincoln square kitchen renovation

The beautiful new kitchen features warm, natural tones, with custom millwork in sapele & white oak, and has more storage and much more natural light than before.

lincoln square kitchen renovation

The open kitchen is also much better integrated into the living & dining spaces, and it takes full advantage of the gorgeous view that is framed by the custom shelves. Sarah custom-designed all the millwork, including the cabinets, shelving, & closet doors in the dining space; then these pieces were fabricated by DHWWD.

lincoln square kitchen renovation

Cross-shaped tiles, Ann Sacks Gotham Swiss Cross, create a lovely texture for the all-white backsplash — a nice departure from the common subway tile. Countertops are Caesarstone in Eggshell, with an under-mounted farmhouse sink by Whitehaus.

lincoln square kitchen renovation

We love the dining room chandelier, Crown Minor Suspension by Nemo Italianaluce. The suspended tiers of lamps make the chandelier visually similar to the shelving system, creating a dynamic relationship between the two that draws our eye.

lincoln square kitchen renovation

Excellent work to the teams at General Assembly & Ecostruct, and many thanks to home owners Kyle & Sophia for sharing their new space!

Photos: Devon Banks

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